Testimony & Comment: Proposed Rulemaking to Adopt a New Chapter 30 for Special Education in Subtitle A of Title 5 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations | Children's Law Center

Testimony & Comment: Proposed Rulemaking to Adopt a New Chapter 30 for Special Education in Subtitle A of Title 5 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations

December 12, 2019

Many of the children Children's Law Center serves receive special education services. Because of this work, we have consistently provided suggestions to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) over the last two years as OSSE reworks the Chapter 30 regulations for Special Education in order to strengthen protections for students.

Policy attorney Elizabeth Oquendo commented on parts of the regulation including: criteria for Individualized Education Program (IEP) certificate of completion, qualifications for paraprofessionals, eligibility criteria for disability categories, homebound services and hospital instruction, and seclusion and restraint. 

Read her full testimony here: